June 4, 2003: From the Archives
William Silas Whitehead, Class of 1891, is nattily dressed to play what was long the most popular game at Princeton. Tennis began as an organized sport in 1882, when a group of undergraduates formed the Princeton Lawn Tennis Association. In 1884, Princeton joined the newly founded Intercollegiate Lawn Tennis Association. Since then, Princeton mens tennis has become the schools most successful mens varsity sport, with an all-time record of 864 wins, 250 losses, and six ties. Womens tennis, introduced in 197172, was one of Princetons first womens varsity sports.